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Sept. 1, 2004

ADVISORY
U-M resources, experts available for Sept. 11 coverage

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan has many resources for 9/11 anniversary and follow-up coverage.

The University has conducted extensive research in multiple fields related to 9/11 and its impact, as well as research related to homeland security and other issues. The research, experts and resources include:

Psychology research: 9/11 boosted the nation’s need for spirituality and faith

Recent U-M research indicated the terrorist attacks in the United States sharply increased the need of Americans to feel spiritual and to think beyond themselves. For details visit:

http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2004/Jul04/r072904a

Sept. 11 impacted the mental health of children far beyond New York City

Even two years after the terrorist attacks, children nationwide—not just those in the New York City and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas--exhibited post-traumatic stress, new research shows.Visit:

http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2004/Aug04/r081804

Arab-Americans and Sept. 11

Fifteen percent of Arabs and Chaldeans in the Detroit area say they personally have had a "bad experience" after 9/11 because of their ethnicity, according to preliminary results from a U-M study. Visit:

http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2004/Jul04/r072904

Economic impact

Richard Curtin, a U-M economics professor, conducts monthly surveys of consumer attitudes, including consumer sentiment and expectations, one of the nation’s leading economic indicators. He has studied the impact 9/11 had on the economy. For more on Curtin, visit:

http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=169

Public attitudes and behavior since 9/11

Michael Traugott, a U-M communication studies professor and a senior research scientist for the Institute of Social Research, has studied public attitudes and behavior since Sept. 11 through the Americans Respond Survey. For more on Traugott, visit:

http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=766

Terrorism, the modern Middle East, politics and culture

Juan Cole, a history professor, specializes in Modern Middle East.

For more on Cole, visit:

http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=148

U.S./Islamic relations, the birth of modern radical Islamic terrorism, Islamic politics

Lawrence Pintak is the author of the recently published “Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad.” Pintak, a U-M communication studies Howard R. Marsh Journalism lecturer, spent more than 25 years in journalism on four continents, covering the birth of modern Islamic terrorism for CBS News in the 1980s.

For more on Pintak, visit:

http://ipumich.temppublish.com/public/experts/ExpDisplay.php?ExpID=932

Hate crimes since Sept. 11

Nadine Naber, assistant professor of women’s studies and American culture, has coordinated students through U-M’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program to research and document hate crimes that followed Sept. 11. For more on Naber, call Wadley at (734) 936-7819 or visit:

http://www.umich.edu/~urecord/0304/Apr05_04/00.shtml

Documents related to 9/11, “America’s War Against Terrorism”

More resources related to 9/11 from the U-M Documents Center:

http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/usterror.html

U-M research related to homeland security

Summaries of U-M related research related to counter-terrorism:

http://www.research.umich.edu/funding/terrorism.html

Contact: Joe Serwach
Phone: (734) 647-1844
E-mail: jserwach@umich.edu

Contact: Jared Wadley
Phone: (734) 936-7819
E-mail: jwadley@umich.edu